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Former Liberty firefighter makes court appearance

WARREN - Former Liberty Township Firefighter Joshua Cleland pleaded not guilty to felony charges of aggravated possession of drugs and tampering with evidence, as well as a misdemeanor charge of possession of drugs during an arraignment hearing before Judge Andrew D. Logan this ...

Drug arrest leads to additional prison time

WARREN - A city resident who pleaded guilty to a two-count amended indictment of having a fentanyl substance on him during a traffic stop will serve a year in prison. Police also will retain $1,580 that was taken by police from Martae Porterfield, 21, during his the June 24 ...

Tue. 10:44 a.m.: Ultium Cells LLC signs agreement to recycle battery waste

LORDSTOWN - Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution to mass produce electric vehicle battery cells in Lordstown, has signed an agreement with a leading lithium-ion battery recycler to recycle up to 100 percent of the material scrap from battery-cell ...

Tue. 10:27 a.m.: ‘Tiger King’ show booked for Packard

“Uncaged: The Untold Stories from the Cast of Tiger King” is coming to Packard Music Hall on Nov. 20. John Reinke, Saff, Joshua Dial and Barbara Fisher from the popular Netflix reality series “Tiger King” will participate in a moderated conversation that includes never-before-seen ...

Tue. 9:37 a.m.: Pope creates lay ministry to boost supply of faith teachers

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis today formally created a new lay ministry to encourage greater participation of secular women and men in the teaching of the Catholic faith, especially in places where priests are in short supply. The new law creating the lay ministry of catechists officially ...

Tue. 9:14 a.m.: Poll: Most in US who remain unvaccinated need convincing

Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than just a few months ago, but questions about side effects and how the shots were tested still hold some back, according to a new poll that highlights the challenges at a pivotal moment in the U.S. vaccination campaign. Just 11 percent ...

Tue. 9:01 a.m.: Rockets kill 2 Israelis as Israeli strikes kill 26 in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza early this morning, hitting a pair of high-rise buildings believed to be housing militants, as Hamas and other armed groups bombarded southern Israel with hundreds of rockets. The escalation was sparked by weeks of tensions ...

Tue. 8:48 a.m.: Shooting in Russia kills 9 kids, 1 teacher; suspect arrested

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman attacked a school this morning in the Russian city of Kazan, sending students running out of the building as smoke poured from its windows. At least nine people were killed — seven eighth-grade students, a teacher and another school worker — and 21 others were ...

Tue. 8:44 a.m.: China adds few babies, loses workers as its 1.4B people age

BEIJING (AP) — The number of working-age people in China fell over the past decade as its aging population barely grew, a census showed today, complicating Chinese leaders' efforts to create a more prosperous and influential nation. The total population rose to 1.411 billion people last ...

Man sentenced for burglary charges

WARREN - A man who was revived from an apparent drug overdose while awaiting sentencing last week on burglary charges was sentenced today to nine months behind bars, according to court and jail records. Chad Decost, 34, Warren, pleaded guilty in April to burglary and possessing criminal ...

Warren officers provide first-aid to shooting victim

WARREN - Officers used a tourniquet to help a man with a gunshot wound to the leg after finding the man injured by gunfire in a vehicle on South Street, according to a police report. Willie J. Dawson, 33, Warren, was transported to Trumbull Regional Medical Center for treatment. Police ...

Warren business’ door shattered, items stolen

WARREN - A door was shattered and about $2,000 worth of merchandise stolen from Do-Cut, 3375 Youngstown Road, according to a police report filed today. Six trimmers and two yard blowers were stolen, the report states. A witness told police he saw someone in a white car throw a rock through the ...

Americans set another pandemic-era record for air travel

Americans set a record for pandemic-era air travel, then broke it again over the Mother's Day holiday weekend. The Transportation Security Administration said that slightly more than 1.7 million people were screened at airport checkpoints on Sunday, the highest number since March 2020, when ...

Crowder coming to Packard

Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Crowder will play Packard Music Hall on Oct. 27. The three-time Dove Award winner is best known for such songs as "I Am," "Come As You Are," "All My Hope," "Red Letters" and "Good God Almighty," which was the first single from his upcoming album "Milk ...

Mon. 9:54 a.m.: Minke whale is lost far from home in London’s Thames River

LONDON (AP) — A young minke whale was lost far from home Monday, trapped in the Thames River upstream of London landmarks after it escaped from rescuers overnight. Maritime authorities were trying to recapture the whale so they could relocate it to safer waters. Crews had worked for hours ...

Mon. 9:37 a.m.: New White House panel aims to separate science, politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to the turn the page on the Trump years, the Biden White House is launching an effort to unearth past problems with the politicization of science within government and to tighten scientific integrity rules for the future. A new 46-person federal scientific integrity ...

Mon. 9:24 a.m.: Reversing Trump, US restores transgender health protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration announced this morning, reversing a Trump-era policy that sought to narrow the scope of legal rights in sensitive situations involving medical care. The ...

Mon. 8:37 a.m.: German Catholics to bless gay unions despite Vatican ban

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's powerful Catholic progressives are openly defying a recent Holy See pronouncement that priests cannot bless same-sex unions by offering such blessings at services in about 100 different churches all over the country this week. The blessings at open worship services ...

Mon. 8:26 a.m.: More than 300 Palestinians hurt in Jerusalem holy site clash

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police firing tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site today, the latest in a series of confrontations that threatened to push the contested city toward wider conflict. More than a dozen ...

Ohio GOP censures 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party censured U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and nine other GOP representatives Friday for voting in February to impeach former President Donald Trump, in a nearly unanimous vote of the powerful central committee. The vote made the Cleveland area ...